This week was full of takeaway, as eluded to in the last post. We had takeaway 5 nights in a row! Thankfully, I took photos of more interesting stuff than takeaway!
My first picture from day 24 is of one of my souveneirs that I picked up on my honeymoon. It's the cutest thing ever - I'm not normally a fish ornament person (I favour owls, penguins and snails) but I can't help but look at these and immediately attempt to create the same face. It's caused amusement to most of my friends and I'm sure the face I pull it pretty unattractive, but I just can't not do it! I'm considering another trip back to Croatia just to buy a whole load more!
Day 25's picture is to show that I'm managing to keep my sofa tidy. I have a habit of collecting things around me on the sofa making it nearly impossible for people to sit on the sofa. It also shows my cool new owl cushion hiding in amongst the other cushions!
Seems I'm hitting on an ornament theme for this week, as day 26's picture is of the new owl ornament I got for my birthday. I found another one on eBay so now I have them either side of my mantelpiece where they sit and watch over us.
Day 27, spurred on by the tidy sofa, I attempted to tidy another corner of my house and found a pile of wedding related books that I no longer require (not planning on doing it again!) so these got donated to the charity shop or binned.
On day 28 we had a games evening where we introduced my aunt to Carcassonne. We've not played in a while and I finally got to use my new purple meeples (the little people characters) that Ian bought me as a wedding gift. I even managed to win the first game (and my mum managed to beat Ian in one game and my aunt in the other so she was very pleased).
Day 29 I finally got around to buying the sewing machine I've been wanting for years. I've started simple and inexpensive so that if it doesn't work out, it's no big deal - but I've also started with a purple machine, so for me, it's perfect!
Day 30 shows how we solved the takeaway problem. The reason we've had so much takeaway is that there is no food in the house, and no enthusiasm to go shopping. So, we've finally decided to go with online shopping. I'll miss being able to select my own meat and bread and although I enjoy looking for bargains meat and fish counters, if it means we actually cook and don't go crazy on takeaway, it's not a bad thing.